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  1. courtroom drama
    Accused Cult Leader Larry Ray Leaves Court in AmbulanceLarry Ray, accused of controlling a group of Sarah Lawrence students, left the courthouse in an ambulance today.
  2. don’t panic
    Hopefully You Won’t Be Crushed by Space Debris This WeekendExperts don’t know exactly where a 23-ton Chinese rocket part will land.
  3. bleep
    Most Jersey Reporter Ever Tells Trump Supporter to ‘Buzz Off’ on Live TVBut it sounded like ‘F— Off.’ Really it did.
  4. games
    Why the MLB Off-season Explains Our Response to the Mueller InvestigationWe see the trees, but not the forest; we see so many atoms that we barely react when the bomb hits.
  5. here’s what tim’s been cookin’
    Apple Wants to Be Your Friend NowApple’s always been “friendly but not your friend,” but that approach feels odd for services.
  6. space
    Look at This Giant Martian Skating RinkDid you know that aliens love to skate?
  7. Teleprompter Trump vs. Unscripted Trump, a ComparisonThe difference between Trump on and off script.
  8. select all
    Facebook PuntsThe site will reinstate a famous photo it removed for violating content guidelines.
  9. select all
    Facebook’s Fake News and Its Conservative News Problems Are the Same ThingWhen lying and distortion are part of media culture, what is a “neutral” platform to do?
  10. Why Breaking News Means Old Stories in Your Facebook Feed What’s really at stake isn’t social media’s relationship to time — it’s news’ relationship to it.
  11. The Vine Heard Round the WorldThe video service isn’t your first stop for news, but it might be soon.
  12. the sports section
    The Rangers Clinch a Playoff Berth, Later Than ExpectedDoing so wasn’t supposed to be a big deal anymore.
  13. the sequester
    President Obama Is Taking a Pay CutBecause of the sequester.
  14. youtube
    Pew Study Finds YouTube Emerging As Major News PlatformMeet Tom and Ben.
  15. cable news
    Talk Box: Tax-Cut Extension Would Lead to More Borrowing From ChinaMSNBC’s ‘Countdown’ investigates the huge amounts the U.S. will have to borrow from countries like China and Russia.
  16. cable news
    Talk Box: O’Reilly ‘Stokes’ Class War and Ed Schultz Calls Obama a TurncoatCable news took a trip to Bizarro World last night.
  17. cable news
    Talk Box: Sarah Palin Trashes Katie Couric, Swears Off Interviews With HerMeanwhile, the rest of cable news seems convinced that she’s going to run for president.
  18. cable news
    Talk Box: Texas Governor Not Impressed With GM’s IPORick Perry thinks private-sector acquisitions would have absorbed job loss if the government allowed GM to go under.
  19. cable news
    Talk Box: Cable Talkers Respond to Ted Koppel’s Grumpy Op-EdThe former ABC anchor received some feisty retorts from the opinion shows he blames for ruining television news.
  20. cable news
    Talk Box: McConnell’s Earmark Flip Encourages at Least One LiberalBut Rachel Maddow is happy to point out his George W. Bush problem.
  21. cable news
    Talk Box: The Left’s Take on Obama’s Latest SurrenderMeanwhile, Sean Hannity thinks it’s the Republicans who are caving.
  22. cable news
    Talk Box: Rand Paul Stays Vague About Spending Cuts, Gets Testy With SpitzerPaul to Spitzer: “Your personal agenda is getting in the way of you being a very effective broadcaster.”
  23. cable news
    Talk Box: Nobody Puts Rick Perry in a CornerEliot Spitzer tries to box the Texas governor in on Social Security reform.
  24. cable news
    Talk Box: Glenn Beck Warns GOP ‘Boys Club’ of Whig-Like ExtinctionPlus, Chris Matthews tries to get Alabama governor Haley Barbour to let him know when the next boys’ club meeting starts.
  25. cable news
    Talk Box: What’s So Wrong With Negative Ads?Plus, Rachel Maddow denounces Sharron Angle’s classy effort to link Harry Reid with scary-looking people who aren’t white, on our regular cable-news roundup.
  26. cable news
    Talk Box: Kentucky Reminds Chris Matthews of Thirties GermanyPlus, Keith Olbermann interviews the MoveOn.org rep who got her head stomped on.
  27. cable news
    Talk Box: It’s Already Over for Democrats (on Cable News)Plus, the Washington ‘Post”s Eugene Robinson and Keith Olbermann see gridlock as a political “wet dream” for Barack Obama.
  28. the goldman sachs pile-on
    Australians Sue Goldman Over ‘Shitty Deal’“Oy! That was us that bought that!”
  29. rhymes with ditty
    News Shows Can’t Get Enough of Carl Levin’s Dirty MouthShocked by “shitty.”
  30. a good time was had by all
    Larry King Had His ‘Privates’ Fondled at the AirportAirport security people have all the luck.
  31. north korea
    Second American Held in North KoreaFirst American was held in late December.
  32. man on the street
    So, New York, What Makes You Happy?Tim Murphy takes to the street to ask.
  33. scary things
    Comeback of the Year: Swine FluThree schools in Queens have shut down after an outbreak.
  34. slideshow
    Top Ten Cable-News Election-Coverage GimmicksThis year, from the primaries to the debates, has seen a surge in high-tech innovations — from interactive flat-screens and floating 3-D graphs to real-time reactions from pundits and voters. But inevitably, some experiments were more successful than others.